10-Day Yunnan Classic Tour with Tropical Foerest

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Tour Highlights

Yunnan province, known as the colorful cloud province, is famous for its multi-international customs and the beautiful natural scenery such as snow capped mountains, the highland plateau lakes,the turbulent gorges etc...
Detailed Itinerary
Day 01 Arrival Kunming
We'll begin our journey to the diverse and captivating province of Yunnan from the capital city, Kunming. Upon arrival at the Kunming International Airport, our local guide will meet us. And then we will be ransferred to our hotel.

Day 02 Kunming-Stone Forest-Kunming-Jinghong (B+L)
Sightseeing: the Stone Forest ,Kunming City Tour, the Green Lake, the Golden Horse and Phoenix Archway.
Special Experience: Taste the typical Yunnan food which is named Bridge crossing Noodles.
We will drive 86 km to the Stone Forest. There is a local saying: 'It is a waste of time not to visit the Stone Forest while visiting Kunming', which vividly expresses the deep love of the local people toward this world wonder. The quintessential karst landscape makes every tourist lost in wonder.
After lunch drive back Kunmning to visit the landmark of Kunming-the Golden Horse and Phoenix Archway, which is located at the corner of Sanshi Road and Jinbi Road. And then, we will take a leisurely stroll along the Green Lake, a charming area of teahouses and small boutiques selling handicrafts and beautiful local paintings. Dinner with the typical Yunnan food which is named Bridge crossing Noodles.Take the night flight to Jinghong City in Xishuangbanna.

Day 03 Xishuangbanna (B+L)
In the morning, transfer to visit the Menglun Tropical Botanical Garden in Menglun, which is famous in Asia with its various plants in tropical area. On the way back, pay a visit to Olive Basin (Gan Lan Ba) where you will be impressed by the view of
tropical scenery and the bamboo houses of Dai ethnic group set each other off harmoniously.

Day 04 Xishuangbanna (B+L)
Transfer to Sanchahe to explore the Wild Elephant Valley, which is a nature reserve for wild elephants. Take the chair lift to enjoy the overview, pay a visit to the Peacock Garden, Butterfly Garden, and Snake Garden, enjoy the Elephant show afterwards. In the afternoon, visit Jinuo Ethnic group¡¯s villages, enjoy the show of Drum of Sun. In the evening, strolling on the Manjinglan Walking Street of ethnic group, enjoy the night view with Skew Bridge on Mekong River.

Day 05 Jinghong-Dali (B+L)
Set out of the city in the morning to visit The Tropical Flower Garden and Mang Ting Park. In the afternoon, tour to visit the Forest Park where shows you the real living custom of Dai people, including their famous Splashing Warter Festival. Afterwards, take the evening flight for Dali. Upon arrival, Welcome and Met by experienced English-speaking guide in the airport and transfer by private bus to hotel

Day 06 Dali (B,L,D)
Sightseeing: the Erhai Lake Cruise, Xizhou Town , the Three-pagoda in Chongshen Temple.
Special Experience: Taste the Bai Three Course Tea and enjoy Bai Tea Art with ethnic dance and music.
We'll travel in the Erhai Lake by boat and visit Jinsuo Island. After landing, we will head for Xizhou Town to fully appreciate Bai-style architecture, taste their fragrant three-course tea and explore their distinctive culture.
And then, we will visit the Three-pagoda in Chongshen Temple, which is a typical historical symbol of Yunnan. It is also one of the oldest sublime architecture in South China. At last, we will visit the Old Dali Town, which is located at the foot of Cangshan Mountain.

Day 07 Dali C Lijiang (B,L,D)
Sightseeing: Zhoucheng Village and Bai Dyed Cloth Work Shop,,Black Dragon Pool, the Dongba Museum,
Special Experience: Naxi Orchestral and Show in Dongba Palace.the Lijiang Old Town.
In the morning, Before leaving for Lijiang ,you will visit Zhoucheng Town,and Bai people's Died Cloth Work Shop.Then drive to Lijiang ('Beautiful River', a name given by Kublai Khan in 1254.). We'll head for the scenic Black Dragon Pool and the Dongba Museum to explore the rich Naxi minority culture.
After dinner, we will attend the Naxi Orchestral and Show in Dongba Palace.the Lijiang Old Town.

Day 08 Lijiang-Tiger Leaping Gorge-Lijiang (B,L,D)
Sightseeing:  the First Bend of the Yangtze River,ShiguTown, Tiger Leaping Gorge, From Lijiang, we'll drive about 60KM to the First Bend on the Yangtze River with imposing gorge scenery, and the Iron Chain Bridge in the Stone Drum town. The town of Stone Drum got its name from a large, cylindrical, marble tablet shaped like a drum.The scenery is magnificent as the road running through the Lijiang valley which is filled with wheat fields and drying haystacks.
Continue the driving 40KM more to visit the Tiger Leaping Gorge, the deepest gorge in the world. With 34 rapids of the Yangtze River, it is called the Jinsha in this area because we can find gold in the river. Afternoon, we'll head for Shangri La,the former Zhongdian. Upon arrival in Shangri La, we will have entered the Tibetan cultural area and a landscape of barley fields and yaks scattered in the valleys.

Day 09 Shangri La (B,L,D)
Sightseeing: the Ganden Sumtseling Monastery, the Bita Lake & Shudu Lake, the Old Town of Shangri La and the Guishan Park.
Special Experience: Tibetan family Home-Made,Butter Oil Tea.
In the morning, we'll visit the Ganden Sumtseling Monastery, the largest Tibetan monastery in Yunnan. And afterwards we'll go and visit the tranquil Bita Lake & Shudu Lake. After having finished touring the Bita Lake & Shudu Lake, we'll visit the Old Town of Shangri La and the Guishan Park.
Towards evening we'll take yak butter tea and participate in Tibetan dances in the home of a local Tibetan family.

Day 10 Shangri La-Kunming by air-Departure (B,L)
Take the flight to Kunming and change the flight for your next destination.


Private Tour Prices (Based on per person and shown in RMB,see the exchange rate here)

Group size
Travelers &above
Nov.2018-Mar.2019 15400 12600 10800 1800 -
Apr.2018-Oct.2018 16800 13800 11600 2000 -
Remark:All the prices shown here are by the minimu size of the group, for instance, the price for 2-5 people is worked out for 2 persons only, if you have more than 2 but less than 5 perosns in the group, the price will be lower than what's publised here.
Service included
1. Accommodation with daily breakfast as indicated in the hotel list as below;
2. Chinese lunches and dinners as listed in the itinerary;
3. All land transfers & transportation with private air-conditioned coach;
4. All transfers and sightseeing with skilled English-speaking tour guide;
5. All entrance fees as mentioned in the itinerary;
6. Domestic air tickets fares with airport tax and fuel extra fee based on economy class mentioned in the program.
7. Service charge and all government taxes;
8. Luggage transfers between airport and hotels;
9. Travel Agencys Responsibility Insurance coverage.
Service excluded
1. Any arrival and departure international airfares or train tickets;
2. Any meals which are not specified in the tour itinerary.
3. Chinese visa fees;
4. Excess baggage charged by Airlines;
5. Single room supplement;
6. Tips to guides and drivers;
7. Personal expenses and gratuities to service staff.
8. Personal travel accident insurance.
9. All optional programs;

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